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What is Timing Astrology?
Timing Astrology uses three or more branches of Western Astrology, known as Transits, Progressions and Solar Arc Directions. Transits compare the current placement of planets in solar system (from our perspective) with the location of the client’s Natal Chart, and the interaction between these planets reflects a variety of events, energies and psycho-spiritual reactions. Of course, in order to be more accurate when indicating the upcoming possibilities, the astrologer must get to know the client a bit. Then the client’s frequency or consciousness is included with the information from the Transit Chart to determine what will most likely arise.
Progressions (Secondary) use a system of gradually advancing the planets for the client’s age. Therefore, Progressions are a slower evolution and these energies tend to manifest through internal shifts and development. When the Birth Time is accurate (which is easy to check), the Progressions provide very accurate and insightful explanations about one’s psycho-spiritual evolution and transformation. Solar Arc Directions are another form of Progressions, and these charts add to the veracity of the interpretation. Solar Arc aspects are generally more subtle, but when they stack up, it indicates upcoming changes and reorientation.
What is possible with Timing Astrology?
When major planets in the Timing Charts make aspects to planets in the Birth Chart, we can glimpse what energy is involved. Certain planets represent expansion, others contraction, where yet other planets represent confidence, mental flexibility, physical energy, visionary abilities and more! There are often several aspects happening simultaneously when we include the Transits and Progressions, so a quality interpretation requires the astrologer to get to know the client. Yes there are many books out there that say, “X” will happen when “Y” aspects “Z,” and these books may be accurate occasionally, but there is so much to take into consideration (house position, other off-setting aspects, additional aspects in the configuration, etc) that a simple book of astrological recipes is bound to merely be oriented toward one type of individual – not the countless varieties of people out there!
Each astrological house (or section of the Natal Chart) represents a particular area of life. And the astrological ruler of each house, the ruler of the sign on that house’s cusp, reveals a lot about what is happening in that area of life. Therefore, in addition to the direct relationships that are discovered in a Timing Chart, we can also see behind-the-scenes as it were to look at the subtleties in each area of life. Hence one Timing Chart can reveal many layers of events, energetic shifts, circumstances and psychological re-evaluations occurring simultaneously!
How often should I look at my Transits and Progressions?
This really depends on the individual. If you are going through a rough stretch, which sometimes last a little while, you might want to have your Timing Chart done once every six months. And if you are really curious about it, you could purchase the Annual Astrological Weather Report which gives personal monthly updates which are unique to you and your chart and your present situation. However, I generally recommend for people to have their Timing Charts done once a year.
Personally, I like to glance ahead and look at what the upcoming year is indicating, and then basically forget about it – except for any challenging aspects. For those I take note and then make any necessary changes as a result (there are certain aspects which indicate increasing or decreasing physical energy for instance and I can make changes as a result of what I see). The only time I look at my Transit Chart with more than once-per-year frequency is when something unexpected occurs – although these unexpected events are generally not too spectacular because I have already looked ahead. But when these little surprises crop up, I look in retrospect to see what was happening in my chart to be informed about the energetic circumstances involved. This allows me to change my perspective regarding upcoming aspects through being educated about new combinations of aspects and their resulting possibilities.
Remember that I practice choice-oriented astrology, which means that certain possibilities will arise within the Timing Astrology charts, but what the client does with those possibilities is up to them. I will inform them of several possible choices, and of course there will be other novel reactions and ways of shifting with the astrological weather. So have your Timing Chart done today and look to see what potentials the future holds!
You can also look back at a difficult or confusing time when certain events unfolded for you but you are not sure why. Or you are not sure what lessons were present for you. The Timing Charts can easily go back to see what the past aspects had in store and this provides valuable insights about the situation and the time. You can look back to see what patterns were present and to learn from them, so that going forward, you can make changes that open your life to new, welcoming potentials.
Kirby Moore has been studying Western Astrology since 2003, having studied under several Western Astrologers with backgrounds in Karmic Astrology, Evolutionary Astrology and Hellenistic Astrology. He sees clients professionally for Spiritual Astrology interpretations both in person and over the phone. His private practice also includes Craniosacral bodywork and healing facilitation through healing touch. To schedule an appointment, you can reach Kirby at area code 434;(USA) 465-0603 or by email at mkirbymoore “at symbol” gmail dot com. Thank you for reading.